I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and am certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). I offer corporate wellness programs, one-on-one coaching, meal planning, and online courses. Along with my practice, I am also a co-authored of the book, The Dish: A Real Life Guide For Eating With Autoimmune Disease and creator and the host of the Youtube cooking show, Thrive Gluten Free.
My Path To Becoming Your Health Coach
My journey started with an insatiable curiosity for finding out exactly how food interacts with our bodies. I started reading books by doctors, fitness trainers, and scientists. I have also tried the most popular eating movements including eating Clean, Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw Vegan, Paleo, and Traditional (Weston A. Price). Through my research and living out each dietary lifestyle, I came to realize that everyone is different and honoring bio-individuality is essential. I found I loved guiding my clients in finding what way of eating makes them feel their absolute best, teaching how to understand and honor what their body is communicating to them, all while learning how to nourish their mind and soul.
Food Restrictions And Autoimmune Disease
As I started my education at IIN, my dad was found to have an autoimmune disease and my mom discovered she has non-celiac gluten sensitivity. I also discovered my corn allergy and my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease. Autoimmune disease and food sensitivities became front and center in my life. I learned from the experts in these fields, researched, attended seminars and summits, and partnered up with local Naturopathic Doctors.
Autoimmune disease and food allergies are my expertise. In living out this journey I know how challenging it is to change your entire lifestyle including what to buy and cook, how to dine out, travel, and then the long journey to healing the body and reducing inflammation. Through my education, research, and personal experience I have found all the tips and tricks to making the journey simple, delicious and helping you THRIVE. I am excited to share them all with you! I want to support you in your journey on the quick path to thriving and living vibrantly on a healthy, nourishing lifestyle.
How I develop my recipes
You will find in my recipes that I use few ingredients and rarely anything weird or something you’ll only use once. I use to be a truly horrible cook, but over the years I’ve gone from following recipes to a T to developing my own. I found myself frustrated with recipes requiring 20 ingredients or more, and things I only used once then went bad before I could use them again. One time I bought ingredients for insanely delicious whoopie cookies but the recipe cost me $40!! I also hated that when I followed the recipes, they came out bland. I LOVE flavor and believe the food we eat should nourish the soul as much as the body. That requires flavor.
You will find that my recipes are simple, use affordable and available ingredients. I only use ingredients you will find used over and over again. As a visual learner, I make videos for other visual learners to show you how to make and use the less mainstream ingredients, (like spaghetti squash and coconut flour) making getting into the kitchen fun again.
Welcome To The Road To Living Whole
Thank you so much for joining me on this journey! Please know that I do this for you. I would love to hear from you along the way. Please leave comments and questions under blogs, and email me! You can follow me on my newsletter, get helpful information on facebook, twitter, and google+.
I offer free 30 minute consults to share your health struggles with me and learn how I can help your individual health situation. It doesn’t matter where you live, we can meet in my office in Tempe, or via Skype from the comfort of your home or office. If you’re interested, fill out the form below and I will contact you shortly.